paradoxical frog

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A paradoxical frog (Pseudis paradoxa)

Etymology[edit]

So called because it is larger as a tadpole than as an adult frog.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌpæɹəˈdɒksɪkəl fɹɒɡ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌpɛɹəˈdɑːksɪkəl fɹɑɡ/, /ˌpɛɹəˈdɑːksɪkəl fɹɔɡ/
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  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra‧dox‧ic‧al frog

Noun[edit]

paradoxical frog (plural paradoxical frogs)

  1. Pseudis paradoxa, a species of frog unusual because it is larger as a tadpole (up to 25 cm or 10 in. long) than as an adult (about a quarter of that length).

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